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Lamb Cooked in Parchment Paper (Kleftiko)

09.10.2016 in Gastronomy

Lamb Cooked in Parchment Paper (Kleftiko) The high quality of the meat is absolutely necessary, because it really forms the key component of this exceptional dish! When cooking, be patient with time required and you will be generously rewarded! We were very fortunate last week, because we had a visit from my godmother Georgia who lives in Crete. Her husband, Andreas, is a shepherd.   Andreas has 60 sheep that he takes out every morning at 6:00 am and brings back at the end of the day. He loves what he does and it shows in the way he tends and…

Magiritsa Traditional Soup

01.04.2016 in Gastronomy

Magiritsa Traditional Soup   Magiritsa is a traditional soup prepared and feasted upon by Orthodox Greeks after attending the Resurrection services for Pascha (Easter Sunday).  It is a rich lamb soup eaten to break the 40 day fast.  The recipe varies slightly in some regions, with variations including tomato or carrots, and many modern recipes have traded out the traditional lamb intestines, liver and kidneys for shanks. Regardless your ingredients preference, the trick to this recipe is to cook slowly.  Crock pots are a great option!    Ingredients:  2 lbs of Lamb liver and/or kidneys (lamb shanks may be used…